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Will American farmers continue get Federal help to grow biodiesel feedstock? Under the current compromise in the Farm Bill that's going through a reauthorization, the answer to that question is yes. But the White House is apparently going to veto the biodiesel provisions that allow farmers who make up to $2.5m a year still qualify for crop subsidies. Rumor is that an official verdict might be coming out today sometime.

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In early February, two biodiesel conventions will be held in the Kissimmee/Orlando area in Florida. The first is the 5th Annual Sustainable Biodiesel Summit (SBS) on the 2nd and 3rd. Directly following that, the National Biodiesel Board will host its National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2008 from the 3rd to the 6th. Both events will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The NBB says the organizers are "expecting [the] 2008 [conference] to break all past attendance and ex

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Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a bill called the Biodiesel Promotion and Quality Assurance Act of 2007 back in June. As should be pretty obvious from the title, the bill looks to make biodiesel more available and better quality. So far, the bill hasn't gotten very far, but now House of Representatives is starting up a biodiesel debate.

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